Polish-Jewish Relations: 1,300 Keyword-Phrase-Indexed Book Reviews (by Jan Peczkis)



How Jews Clashed With Other Cultures

Journalism and Jews Segel

Stranger in Our Midst: Images Of The Jew In Polish Literature, by Harold B. Segel (Editor). 2015

Journalism and Jews: Pre-WII Disrespect Towards Polish Catholicism This book is not one that analyzes images of the Jew in Poland per se. Rather, it is an anthology of otherwise-disconnected separate articles about…

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Journalism and Jews Dresner

Can Families Survive in Pagan America?, by Samuel H. Dresner. 1995

A Jewish View of the Breakdown of the American Family. Sabbatianism. Inadvertent Insights into 1936 Cardinal Hlond on Jews and Morality Rabbi Dresner points to the divine origins of the family. He also gives the reader a sense of…

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Journalism and Jews Gordon

Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition), by Mel Gordon. 2006

Weimar Berlin: The Sodom on the Spree, and the HAUPTSTADT of Commercial Sex (p. 108) Author Mel Gordon is identified as professor of theater arts at the University of Berkeley in California. (p. 305). This book…

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Journalism and Jews Hamerow

Remembering a Vanished World: A Jewish Childhood in Interwar Poland, by Theodore S. Hamerow. 2001

Crushing Peasant Poverty Explains Polish "Greed" For Post-Jewish Properties. Why Jewish Influence on Polish Culture Was Seen as Harmful Although Hamerow left Poland when he was ten years old, he manages to recreate pre-Holocaust Poland…

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Journalism and Jews Marcus

The Rise And Destiny Of The German Jew. With A Postmortem, by Jacob Rader Marcus.

Includes a Lucid, Detailed Summary of Reasons for the Nazi German Position on Jews. Goebbels: West’s Concern for Jews Was Hypocritical This book was published in 1934, just after Hitler had come to power. It…

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Journalism and Jews Prager

Why the Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism, by Dennis Prager.

The Cynicism of Many Influential Jews, and Its Impact on Journalism, Academia, and the Entertainment Industry. Communism, Weimar Germany, USA. Why Polononophobia This work is a curious mixture of the very astute and the very superficial. I focus on a…

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Journalism and Jews Aly

Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust, by Götz Aly. 2014

Scholar Suggests That Jewish-Gentile Competition—Not Jewish Success—Animates Anti-Semitism. Jewish Cynicism, Exhibited in the Press, Offended Even Some Liberals The author at first repeats the standard trope of anti-Semitism driven by the…

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Journalism and Jews Belloc

The Jews, by Hilaire Belloc. 1986

A Well-Reasoned 1920’s Catholic Traditionalist View of Jews. Insights into Polish-Jewish Antagonisms Nowadays, the pre-Vatican II view of Jews is unilaterally demonized. In light of this, the reader may be surprised at the measured reasoning and even-handedness of this devout Catholic author. He lets…

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Journalism Jews and Ongoing Polononophobia Biskupski

Polin, Vol. 19, by Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski and Antony Polonsky (eds.) 2007

For Well Over a Century, Jewish Influence Has Been Instilling Negative Images of Poles in the American Public Mind. Common Polonophobic Holocaust-Related Memes Repudiated I focus on several items of lasting interest: JEWS IN JOURNALISM AND EDUCATION: SHAPING…

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Jews Transform Societies Ahad Ha’am

Selected Essays by Ahad Ha 'Am, by Ahad Ha'am, Leon Simon (Translator). 2005

How Jews Transform Societies. Jewish Germanophilia This work includes a selection of items written by Ahad Ha-Am (Asher Ginzberg), a native of tsarist Russia, in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The issues brought up include Diaspora…

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Jews Transform Societies Bloom

Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America, by Stephen G. Bloom. 2001

Refreshing Candor! An American Setting for "Polish" Anti-Semitism. How Jews Transform Societies There are many reviews of this book available and, instead of repeating them, I review this book in terms of deeper implications. This book, written…

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Jews Transform Societies Hess

Rome and Jerusalem a Study in Jewish Nationalism, by Moses Hess, Meyer Waxman (Translator). 2005

Early Zionist Moses Hess: Jews Transform Societies Rather Than Conforming to Them This book [review based on 1943 reprint] provides a variety of interesting information. For instance, author Moses Hess accepted the Talmud as referring…

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Jewish Influence Countercultural Jones

The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit: And Its Impact on World History, by E. Michael Jones. 2008

Countercultural Jews Played, and Play, a Major Role in Shaping Social Trends This work spans classical antiquity through the present, and is quite Catholic-centered. Because there is so much content, I focus on a few…

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Jewish Influence Created a ProSoviet American Opinion Ginsberg

How the Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism, by Benjamin Ginsberg. 2013

Jewish Influence Played a Major Role in Re-Shaping American Public Opinion in a Pro-Soviet Direction--and Moreover BEFORE Pearl Harbor. The Yalta Sellout of Poland Was a Consequence A notable chapter…

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Jewish High Intelligence the Cause for Jewish Influence MacDonald

A People That Shall Dwell Alone, by Kevin B. MacDonald. 2002

Jewish Eugenics as the Main Cause of Jewish Intelligence and Jewish Dominance As with author Kevin MacDonald’s other books, this one is jam-packed with information and supported by hundreds of scholarly sources of information. Whether agreeing with MacDonald or…

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Jewish Cynicism Analyzed Prager

Why the Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism, by Dennis Prager.

The Cynicism of Many Influential Jews, and Its Impact on Journalism, Academia, and the Entertainment Industry. Communism, Weimar Germany, USA. Why Polononophobia This work is a curious mixture of the very astute and the very superficial. I focus on a…

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Jewish Cynicism Popular Example Roth

Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth. 1995

A Teenage Version of the Archetypical Jewish Cynic. Polonophobic Innuendo Also Repeated PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT is far more than a tale of adolescent rebellion and assorted fantasies. A close look makes this clear. EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING IS DERIDED Portnoy makes unfriendly remarks about Jews (e.…

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Dismantling Catholicism in Recent Centuries. Why Jews Excluded. Fahey

 

The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World, by Denis Fahey. 1934, 1964

Christian Exclusion of Jews in Pre-Modern Times: The Seldom-Presented Other Side! By way of introduction, the Catholic Church condemns anti-Semitism, because in the Jewish nation the Word became Flesh, and because our Lord is a…

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Cardinal Hlond Correct Jewish Atheism Rejak

Jewish Identities in Poland and America: The Impact of the Shoah on Religion and Ethnicity, by Sebastian Rejak. 2011

Polish Cardinal Hlond Was Correct on Jews and Atheism. Holocaust Preeminence. German Guilt Diffusion and Blaming Christianity Instead This book is really three books: 1) American Jews, 2) Post-WWII Polish Jews,…

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Cardinal Hlond Correct Jewish Atheism Shandler

Awakening Lives: Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland before the Holocaust, by Jeffrey Shandler. 2002

Jewish Separatism, Hostility Towards Poland, and Movement Towards Atheism and Communism As might be expected, this book is entirely Judeocentric. Everything is written from the viewpoint of how Polish conduct affects Jews, and never once…

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Cardinal Glemp Correct on Jews and Media Berger

Memoirs of an Anti-Zionist Jew, by Elmer Berger. 1978

"Jews Control the Media" Myth: A Realistic Understanding of Jewish Influence in America. Polish Cardinal Glemp Correct. Holocaust Supremacism Clarified Author Elmer Berger, a rabbi and anti-Zionist Jew, considers the actions of the State of Israel to be incompatible with the…

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Cardinal Hlond Correct Jewish Atheism Gold

The Life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaust: A Memoir, by Ben-Zion Gold. 2007

Polish Cardinal August Hlond Was Right About the Pre-WWII Jews' Strong Move to Atheism and Communism If you want detailed information on the nuts-and-bolts practice of religion among the Jews of pre-WWII Poland, this book…

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Cardinal Hlond Correct Jewish Atheism Malkin

Secular Judaism: Faith, Values and Spirituality, by Yaakov Malkin. 2004

Jewish Atheism: From Medieval Origins to Its Dominant Position Among the World’s Jews Today. The Much-Criticized Polish Cardinal Hlond Was Right In the Foreword, Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine identifies author Yaakov Malkin, of Tel Aviv University, as “one of the…

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Cardinal Hlond Correct Jewish Atheism and Amorality Portnoy

Bad Rabbi, by Eddie Portnoy. 2017

Little-Known Facts on Pre-WWII Polish-Jewish Relations: Jews and Atheism; Jews and the Press Author Eddy Portnoy is a researcher with the YIVO Institute. The setting of this fascinating work is foreign-ruled Poland, and the Jewish immigrant community in New York City, in the late…

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Cardinal Hlond Correct Jewish Atheism Rebbe Schneerson

The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by Samuel C. Heilman, Menachem Friedman. 2010

Pre-WWII Poland: Jewish Self-Atheization. Jewish Underworld. Nazis Spared Some Jews. Schneerson the Messiah? This book originated in part, from Martin Marty and his Fundamentalism Project. Because many of the researchers are religious liberals,…

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